Original Vintage Photo Album
This unique war album gives a great perspective on what happened in the Balkans during World War II and the Yugoslavian people’s liberation struggle. There are several reasons why is this photo album an extremely important piece of history.
First of all, its author was amid all the war havoc and had the opportunity to take the closest and most important shots, considering his position in the army. As for photo material from WWII, we know that it’s very scarce due to difficult conditions and all the danger that photographers were exposing themselves to. Colonel Orovic was aware of the historical moment and the situation that was unfolding in front of his eyes. Therefore, despite his role as a colonel, he took on another role. As a photographer, he managed to capture the most important images of the liberation struggle. Some of the key figures found the place in front of Orovic’s camera, including supreme commander and father of Yugoslav nation Josip Broz Tito. It’s also worth mention that photos from this collection are the only ones showing Tito on the front line.
The collection itself counts 51 black and white photographs, each presented on cardboard and with a protective cover. Also, each photo has a short description, partisan motto, or list of names of people who were photographed. The album also contains a preface written and signed by the author’s comrade, general Velimir Terzic. The collection was put together and self-published in Belgrade, in 1951. Luxurious and extremely rare copy. Only one other example of this album can be found in the Library of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad.
Condition: The photographs and plates are in perfect condition.
Binding: Hand-bound in high-quality black leather. Gilt-stamped front panel. Some white spots on the bottom of the front panel and spine cover. Few other imperfections, but very well preserved in general.
Dimensions: 35 x 24 cm
Pp.:  leaves, photographs
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